Cakes were baked, hot drinks brewed and chins wagged for a good cause at a Barking school.

Good causes selling more than 20 lottery tickets a week will be eligible for a share of a £7,000 community pot, as part of the scheme’s one year anniversary promotion.

The chief inspector of schools visited Barking and Dagenham College on Friday to hear about its community engagement work.

Police have arrested 20 people and seized weapons including a handgun, sword and a hunting knife during dawn raids across east London today.

Aspiring filmmakers from Barking and Dagenham can learn tricks of the trade from industry experts in a new course announced today.

For some, working from home means the perfect time to put the kettle on and put your feet up.

A police officer caught driving a car without insurance or a MOT certificate committed “gross misconduct”, a hearing found.

New buildings, year groups and switching staff have greeted pupils at a Dagenham school for the new academic year.

Models hit the runway at London Fashion Week on Monday wearing designs from two teenagers from Barking and Dagenham.

Around 7,000 people flocked to Barking and Dagenham’s fifth annual Youth Parade.

Police are investigating a suspected shooting claimed to have taken place at a Dagenham pub.

A make-up artist from Barking has won a prestigious Bafta scholarship.

A trio of robbers responsible for 19 knife and acid attacks in north and east London were jailed today for a total of more than 30 years.

The borough recognises its inspirational young people on Sunday when the fifth annual Youth Parade marches into Barking.

A man has been charged after a young woman was sexually assaulted near a railway footbridge in Dagenham.

A mother and daughter from Dagenaham found themselves studying at the same college.

A young woman had her mobile phone stolen in Dagenham yesterday after fighting off a stranger who sexually assaulted her when she ignored him.

A grime MC from Dagenham who has taken aim at violent crime in his lyrics has landed a record deal.

A car flipped onto its head during a road traffic collision in Dagenham this morning.

Two men were stabbed in separate attacks just hours apart in Barking and Dagenham yesterday (Sunday).

Rodents have found a home near Barking Town Hall.

Ronnie, Ronnie, let down your hair.

Friends of family of a Dagenham forklift driver who killed himself following failings by mental health services raised £500 in his memory at a charity football match.

Dagenham pupils had their head in the clouds when given an glimpse into the world of aviation.

Among the pupils picking up their results in Dagenham today was cancer patient Deanna Clark.

Warren School pupils were today praised for their “great” GCSE results.

Robert Clack pupils are today celebrating their school’s “best ever” GCSE results, according to the headteacher.

Pupils across Barking and Dagenham receive their GCSE results today.

Tenants of new bungalows met Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell on Wednesday as he viewed a council home swap scheme.

Barking and Dagenham is one of the country’s worst local authorities for meeting its government house-building target, a new analysis shows.


Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

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